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Old 06-02-2015, 07:34 AM
 
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I live 15 miles away from POCONO raceway.

I used to go the race every year many moons ago - back when the infield resembled the Thunderdome Movie.

A business associate invited me to this weeks race - Luxury Box Accomodations.

I am looking forward to it.

I am hoping JEFF GORDON wins!!!!
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Old 06-04-2015, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I live 15 miles away from POCONO raceway.

I used to go the race every year many moons ago - back when the infield resembled the Thunderdome Movie.

A business associate invited me to this weeks race - Luxury Box Accomodations.

I am looking forward to it.

I am hoping JEFF GORDON wins!!!!
My son has been bugging me to go to Pocono... but geez, we are more like 800 miles away

Have a great time!
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Old 06-04-2015, 06:31 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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My son has been bugging me to go to Pocono... but geez, we are more like 800 miles away

Have a great time!
Don't waste the time going to Pocono. I used to live 90 miles from Pocono and only went a few times. Pocono is located on a two lane road a few miles off I 80 and it takes hours to get out of the parking lot after the race.
The second reason is that the track is so large and the tunnel turn is so far from the grandstand you need binoculars to see the cars across the track.

Charlotte, Dover,Darlington are much better to view a race.
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Old 06-05-2015, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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You can tell from the TV that its one of those LONG laid out race tracks with limited visibility to some parts of the track similar to Daytona and Talledega... of Course, the new Daytona turn 1 seats will make seeing the backstretch easier the higher you get but you pay a premium for those seats.

Talledega is just a couple miles off of I20 but they at least have a 4 lane hwy going past it. After the race, they split the traffic in half.. one side goes west and the other side goes east heading out and its one way out using all 4 lanes.. it has never taken me more than 15 min to get to the interstate after a race and i park just off the backstretch, walk to the track!
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Old 06-06-2015, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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in what era did you drive funny cars? we ran in the late 70s, and the firesuits were quite heavy back then. but, to be honest, I might have tried to get away with putting lead into the drivers suit if I needed it since it wasn't against the rules to do so.
Sorry, it took so long to get back. I drove in 67 & 68. I don't remember them ever weighing our car. I only weighed 135 at the time a 25 lb suit would have kept me from climbing into the car.
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Old 06-07-2015, 02:43 PM
 
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Finally brought it home. Well desired win; Martin Truex /Furniture Row team
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Old 06-08-2015, 06:35 AM
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Finally brought it home. Well desired win; Martin Truex /Furniture Row team
Rooting for Truex was like rooting for American Pharaoh to win the Belmont. Everybody wanted that win, well maybe not the "Nation".
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Old 06-08-2015, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Rooting for Truex was like rooting for American Pharaoh to win the Belmont. Everybody wanted that win, well maybe not the "Nation".
i don't know, the Nation is pretty fond of Truex... he did win those 2 NW titles driving for them!
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Old 06-08-2015, 10:48 PM
 
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Yep Americans still love a underdog that keeps trying and succeeds as always. Good for NASCAR too having smaller teams win.
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Old 06-08-2015, 10:53 PM
 
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Yep ;Americans still love when smaller guys win; nothing has change there. Good for NASCAR also.
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